A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 00:36:16 / June 16, 2017 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -64.3881° West, 18.9156° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017167000. Unique identifier: pr2017167000. The temblor was reported at 20:36:16 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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